Other than her much welcome appearance (bearing wine, no less!) at my graduation back in July, I haven't really heard much from my younger sister Kate in a couple of years. Turns out, according to her she's been birthing an elephant and by the looks of things, I'd say she's right.
Aside from her amazing jazz vocals and stunning logo & web design, she's been involved in writing grants for nonprofits for several years around her home in Walla Walla, Washington. The experience of over a decade's worth of trying to help organizations find funding and donors find donees (is too a word) led her to a brainchild: DonateWise.com. In a way it's a matchmaking service that operates on a social networking model. It not only helps nonprofits find business and individual donors to meet their funding needs but also helps businesses and individuals find places to donate, and tracks donations for tax purposes. Is that just brilliant or what? She's a smart one, that K8, and she's turned her compassion for others into a venture that has the potential to help millions of people around the world. I'm so proud of her.
Although my awesome readership is really small (around 20 hits a day - thanks so much y'all!) I'm asking you to please tell anyone you know who donates or knows someone who donates to charity about her new venture. If you know of a nonprofit organization, tell them too. --Or, if you want to be really awesome, you could make a post on your blog about DonateWise, and your readership will tell two friends...and they'll tell two friends, and so on and so on.
Check her out. Sign up. Do something kind for someone else and I promise you'll feel good because of it. Better'n Prozac, I swear.
(Posted from Stephenville, Texas - where there was a UFO sighting just last week. -A good band mom isn't afraid to go anywhere.)